It was so great to see this review of the book in Library Journal. I'm especially happy that they acknowledged Twanna Hodge's contribution. You can get your copy here. Fostering Wellness in the Workplace: A Handbook for Libraries. ALA Editions. Aug. 2022. 104p. ISBN 9780838937914. pap. $49.99. PRO MEDIA Author Newman (community engagement; Univ. of … Continue reading “Fostering Wellness in the Workplace” Recommended by Library Journal
When I first thought about writing a weekly post with links related to health and wellness I envisioned sort of an annotated biography where I shared some thoughts on how and why the links were important to wellness at work. And maybe selecting a theme for each week. Perfect is the enemy of the good. … Continue reading Workplace Wellness Links for Libraries 1.2, January 13, 2023
This week I presented on the book for an ALA Booklist webinar. If you follow me on social media you know I have some on going brain fog from long COVID. Because of that I opted to record my presentation ahead of time. I used Canva presentations for the first time. I found creating the … Continue reading “Wellness in the Workplace: A Guide for Libraries” Booklist Webinar Recording
I am excited to share that the book Fostering Wellness in the Workplace: A Guide for Libraries is finally out. It seems far longer than two and half years since we signed the contract the beginning of March 2020. The vision for what the book would be was changed greatly by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, … Continue reading Fostering Wellness in the Workplace: A Guide for Libraries is finally out!
Unfortunately, I did not make it to ALA to give these presentations in person. A canceled flight and the overall situation with the airlines and airports meant I felt lucky to get home. I may present these as a webinar later this year for ALA-APA, but I thought I would share them now. I was … Continue reading ALA Presentations on Self Care and Stress Management
The last month has flown by, and it included a much-needed vacation and a weekend getaway to an Airbnb in a small town. I have also been writing the book. A draft of the cover is in! Join the Fostering Wellness in the Library Workplace Facebook group for articles, discussions, and more related to creating a … Continue reading Library Staff Wellness Links Week of June 14
When Work-From-Home Burnout Doesn't Let Up: Expert advice for those caught in a pandemic purgatory of exhaustion and stress burnout can't always be entirely addressed by personal shifts. “It's created as part of a system,” she says. “And you may not be able to yoga and meditate your way out of it.” Sometimes, she adds, you have … Continue reading Library Staff Wellness Links Week of May 17th